Zdeněk Pešánek: Kineticism
That the future of art lay in electricity and new technologies had already been foreseen in the 1920s by sculptor and experimenter Zdeněk Pešánek.
He himself worked with light, music and electricity in his art and created light-kinetic sculptures. He strove to implement a newly created technique – kineticism. This unique publication, which was ahead of its time, presented
the concept of kinetic art and also Pešánek’s own schema of lit up pianos, fountains, fireworks and neon signs. Descriptions are accompanied by numerous photographs and sketches. Kineticism is published today in
the same graphic style as its first edition in the 1940s. It is complemented
by a foreword from Peter Weibel and an afterword by Tomáš Pospiszyl,
two of the most renowned contemporary experts in art and new technology.
Concept / Editor: Zdeněk Pešánek
Texts: Zdeněk Pešánek, Tomáš Pospiszyl, Peter Weibel
Graphic design: Reprint of the book from 1941 (edition Markéta Jetelová)
Number of Pages: 160
Dimensions: 145×205 mm
Binding: V4 softcover
Publisher: Publishing House of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
and Kunsthalle Praha
Release: February 2022